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POSTPONED: 4th floor Live: Sydney McSweeney

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Due to the current global climate and state guidelines regarding COVID-19, this event will be postponed. Please check back here for more information. Sydney McSweeney is a Jazz vocalist from Columbus Ohio. Her vocal style is influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and many more. She also finds inspiration through the many talented musicians and

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Recurring Event Speakeasy Hot Jazz

Speakeasy Hot Jazz

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

“Whisper! Speak easy. The police are watching!” warned one Pittsburgh newspaper when describing speakeasies, the illicit, hole-in-the-wall, unlicensed bars that sprang up in many of America’s big cities during prohibition.

$13.5 – $71.5

Offstage at the Academy: Ian Finkel and Tony Glausi

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Ian Finkel and Tony Glausi sit down to answer your questions during their four night run of shows with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists

4th Floor Live: Kevin Turner

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Kevin began playing guitar at the age of 9. He was trained as a jazz guitarist but spent an equal amount of time playing in the pop genre. Kevin has performed, recorded and/or toured alongside a number of artists including Diane Schuur, Destiny’s Child, Dr. John, and Lalah Hathaway. He currently tours and records

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Recurring Event Modern Romance

Modern Romance

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

New York Times jazz critic Nate Chinen described trumpeter/vocalist/composer Bria Skonberg as having become “the shining hope of hot jazz on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice inspired by Anita O’Day, and the wholesome glow of youth.”

$13.5 – $71.5

Offstage at the Academy: Bria Skonberg

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Bria Skonberg sits down to answer your questions about her experiences as a successful trumpeter/vocalist and her time on stage with the CJO. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists

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Ariel Pocock Quartet

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

AXS.com calls pianist/singer/composer Ariel Pocock “the real deal, a blazing combination of chops, stunning original artistry, and hidden emotional depth.” Whether re-harmonizing the Great American Songbook, dancing on Brazilian turf, or tapping into the music of modern pop masters, she remains a riveting presence.

$20
Recurring Event PBJ & Jazz with Sydney McSweeney

PBJ & Jazz with Sydney McSweeney

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Rising vocal sensation Sydney McSweeney takes a fresh approach to jazz with her wide-ranging voice and one-of-a-kind style. Her ability to inspire audiences of all ages is the perfect fit for PBJ & Jazz - you won’t want the music to stop! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for

$5

4th Floor Live: Stan Smith & Alex Burgoyne Quartet

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Alex Burgoyne and his quartet, featuring Stan Smith, Phil Maneri, and Ryan Folger is a group focused on the freedom of open forms and improvisation. Drawing from influences like Paul Motian and Ornette Coleman, as well as great guitarist composers from the fusion era, Alex and his band express a wide range of musical emotions, from soft and introspective to

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4th Floor Live: Joey Skoch

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Cleveland native Joey Skoch leads his piano trio for an evening of stellar jazz at 4th Floor Live. The trio features Chicago-based musicians Dennis Carroll and Neil Hemphill, both of whom are known for their work with master guitarist Bobby Broom. The great song, from Berlin to McCartney, becomes their canvas as they strive for the nexus of individual expression

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Recurring Event PBJ & Jazz with New Basics Brass Band

PBJ & Jazz with New Basics Brass Band

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Very few bands can capture the spirit of New Orleans jazz, bluegrass, rock and funk with as much fun-loving energy as the New Basics Brass Band. Their songs for kids are loved by all ages. You’ll be singing along, tapping your toes and moving to the powerful sounds of the NBBB! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians

$5

Swingin’ in the New Year

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Byron Stripling steps into the spotlight singing, swinging and playing trumpet with his quartet in Swingin’ in the New Year. An audience favorite, the concert sold out when it was presented in 2016 and 2017.

$20

PBJ & Jazz with CJO All-Stars: Songs of the Season

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Soul Revival brings the classic sounds of R&B and soul and blends them with jazz to create music with undeniable groove. You won’t be able to sit still when Soul Revival takes the stage! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages,

$5
Recurring Event Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

featuring Nicki Parrott and Z.F. Taylor Guest artists: Nicki Parrott (vocalist/bassist), Z.F. Taylor (vocalist) Tickets: $68, $60, $54, $50, $25, $10 (plus a $3.50 per ticket CAPA facility fee) Subscriptions are on sale now at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 East State Street). Single tickets go on sale Monday, August 12 at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 East State Street), all

$13.5 – $71.5

Offstage at the Academy: Nicki Parrott & Z.F. Taylor

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Visit with Nicki Parrott and Z.F. Taylor after seeing them on stage with the CJO in this FREE opportunity to ask your burning questions. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest

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Swing Sunday

Snowden Gray Mansion 530 East Town Street, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Youth Jazz program's annual Swing Sunday event returns for the 2019-2020 season! This year, Swing Sunday will serve as the premiere event for all four Youth Jazz big bands. - Columbus Youth Jazz Workshop (Zach Compston, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble (Jessica Sneeringer, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Studio (Ryan Hamilton, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra

Amizade: An Evening with Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

In Portuguese, the word amizade means friendship. The remarkable musical friendship between virtuoso Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo and clarinet master Ken Peplowski takes center stage as the opening concert on the Jazz Arts Group’s 2019-2020 Jazz at the Lincoln Theatre concert series.

$20
Recurring Event PBJ & Jazz with Soul Revival

PBJ & Jazz with Soul Revival

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Soul Revival brings the classic sounds of R&B and soul and blends them with jazz to create music with undeniable groove. You won’t be able to sit still when Soul Revival takes the stage! PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages,

$5

The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

featuring Byron Stripling and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra at the Southern Theatre The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World featuring John Clayton, Benny Green and Jeff Hamilton The Southern Theatre (21 East Main Street, Columbus) Guest artists: John Clayton (Grammy-winning bassist/composer/arranger), Benny Green (pianist/composer), Jeff Hamilton (drummer) Tickets: $68, $60, $54, $50, $25, $10 (plus a $3.50 per ticket CAPA

$13.5 – $71.5

Offstage at the Academy: John Clayton, Benny Green, & Jeff Hamilton

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

John Clayton, Benny Green, and Jeff Hamilton are coming to the Jazz Academy to answer your questions! Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment. You, the audience, will be led in a captivating discussion with our guest artists about their music, inspirations, and life

PBJ & Jazz: Ben Crowder 6

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Ben Crowder 6 is a six-piece horn-driven jazz combo from Columbus, Ohio specializing in the music of pioneering hard-bop jazz greats Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson, The Art Farmer Jazztet, Curtis Fuller, Sonny Clark, Horace Silver, and others. The band also performs emotionally-charged, energetic original material inspired by the hard-bop era in jazz. Ben Crowder 6 features some of

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PBJ & Jazz: Jazz Daddies feat. Maggie Green

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Led by piano/organ sensation Jon Eshelman, the Jazz Daddies will provide a swinging set of music for kids, featuring vocalist and “Jazz Mommy” Maggie Green. This group is made up of Columbus Jazz musicians who are also parents of children of a variety of ages. Jazz Bear, an oversized stuffed bear that is the PBJ & Jazz mascot, will preside over this fun concert

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Smooth Jazz for a Hot Summer Night with Nelson Rangell

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 9990 Riverside Drive,, Powell

The critically acclaimed jazz saxophone and flute virtuoso, Nelson Rangell, joins the CJO for a night of incredible jazz – both cool and hot!Jazziz magazine writes that Nelson Rangell is “an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improviser non pareil.”

$35

Dave Powers & Friends

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 9990 Riverside Drive,, Powell

Columbus’ favorite piano man is joined by the CJO plus his favorite guest performers for a one of a kind al fresco musical party.

$35

PBJ & Jazz: Bobby Floyd Trio feat. Dwight Adams

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Grammy-nominated keyboardist Bobby Floyd and his Trio along with special guest trumpeter Dwight Adams. These in-demand artists will have you tapping your toes and feeling the beat with their soulful set of live jazz. The Topiary Park is located at 480 East Town Street in downtown Columbus. In the event of rain, all activities will be

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Maurice Hines Sings Nat King Cole & Sinatra

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 9990 Riverside Drive,, Powell

In reviewing Maurice Hines’ October 2019 season opener with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra at the Southern Theatre, Columbus Dispatch music reviewer, Peter Tonguette, called Maurice Hines “marvelous beyond words.”

$35

Synergy: A Jazz Trio Performance

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join us at the Jazz Academy on June 22nd for a performance by Synergy, a live jazz trio featuring Abhik Mazumder, Eli Pace, and Alex Davenport. Abhik (piano), Eli (bass), and Alex (drums) met through Jazz Arts Group’s Columbus Youth Jazz program, where the three of them constituted the rhythm section of the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra during the 2018–19 concert

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PBJ & Jazz: Such Sweet Thunder

Downtown Topiary Park 480 East Town Street, Columbus

Such Sweet Thunder features some of the Midwest’s finest jazz musicians paying loving tribute to the music of Duke Ellington and his musical partner Billy Strayhorn. This project is a labor of love sparked by Ryan Hamilton and Tony Gayle McClung, and brought to life by the fantastic musicians they’ve lined up. The band consists of Ryan Hamilton (trombone and

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Columbus Youth Jazz Summer Workshop

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led By: Zach Compston, Mark Donavan and Special Guests Dates: Monday – Friday, June 3 – 7 Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Fee: $325 for returning members, $350 for new participants ($225 for Columbus Youth Jazz members) Register by: Friday, May 24th For students with a minimum of 2 years of experience on their instrument – saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano,

$225 – $350

4th Floor Live: Birdshack

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Birdshack is a trio that plays more than just jazz standards, diving into AC/DC, the Beatles, Hank Williams, and more. Mixing their sound through various Americana style music including jazz, bluegrass, and old country, Birdshack is a one of a kind Columbus treasure that is sure to blow you off your feed. About the Series: 4th Floor Live provides artists

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4th Floor Live: Clave, The Heart of American Music

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Waves de Aché will be presenting a concert and masterclass surrounding the different cultures and culmination of rhythms from Latin America and other countries that make modern dance music. Waves de Aché blends salsa and Afro-Cuban rhythms with mid-western American funk, rock and hip-hop, creating music to make both body and mind dance. About the Series: 4th Floor Live provides

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Columbus Youth Jazz Final Performance

Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center 546 Jack Gibbs Boulevard, Columbus, OH

Our nationally renowned Columbus Youth Jazz (CYJ) program culminates the 2018-2019 season in a performance at Fort Hayes High School featuring the top four bands. Come see the CYJ Workshop, Ensemble, Studio, and Orchestra showcase the repertoire they have been developing this year and their skills in improvisation and jazz style. This two hour performance is free and open to

Offstage at the Academy with Quan Howell and Shayna Steele

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

In our April show, Gospel and Soul Meet Rock and Roll; and now you get to meet the guests artists who made it happen. Quan Howell and Shayna Steele will be joining us at Offstage at the Jazz Academy to engage in an in depth conversation with you! Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in

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Gospel & Soul Meet Rock & Roll

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

Featuring Quan Howell & Shayna Steele The Columbus Jazz Orchestra concludes its 2018-2019 season with Gospel & Soul Meet Rock & Roll featuring former “Sounds of Blackness” lead vocalist, Quan Howell (a guest artist on the CJO’s 2016-2017 “Soul Session” concerts), alongside Shayna Steele, whose dynamic vocals can be heard on tracks by Moby including his #1 Billboard Dance track,

$18 – $71

4th Floor Live: Anthony Stanco Ensemble

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Born in Southeast Michigan, raised in the Blues and Soul mecca of Detroit, and tutored by the community's finest (Rodney Whitaker, Marcus Belgrave), Stanco joins a generation of jazz musicians that both reveres the roots of the music and energetically seeks its future. With a big, brilliant sound and a fearless command of the horn, Stanco brings to mind such

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Huntertones

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music. The band formed in Columbus, Ohio and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve performed in over 20 countries worldwide and continue to tour

$21.50

Huntertones Masterclass

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Before performing a SOLD OUT show at the Lincoln Theatre on April 5th, join the Huntertones for a masterclass and discussion about their dynamic, innovative sound and their approach to developing original music and content. Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and unconventional covers.

PBJ & Jazz with Bobby Floyd Trio featuring Mary McClendon

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting.PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

4th Floor Live: Columbus Video Game Ensemble

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Video Game Ensemble is a dynamic group that plays iconic video game songs with a modern blend of funk, hip-hop, R&B and jazz. This four piece ensemble plays imaginiate and spontaneous improvisations on songs from poplar video game franchises such as Super Mario, Sonic, and The Legend of Zelda. Our aim is to entertain concert-goers and gamers alike!

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Offstage at the Academy with Joel Frahm and Omar Coleman

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Joel Frahm and Omar Coleman will be joining us at Offstage at the Jazz Academy while in Columbus performing at the March Swingin’ with the CJO show, Nothing But the Blues. Bring your questions and comments to our open discussion and find out what these talented artists are like outside of their extraordinary music careers. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding

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Nothing But the Blues

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

Featuring Omar Coleman and Joel Frahm March madness kicks off with the CJO getting down and dirty in blues country with Nothing But the Blues, featuring windy city blues vocalist and harmonicist Omar Coleman and saxophonist Joel Frahm. Omar Coleman’s performances are rooted in the blues, spiked with R&B urgency, and resonant with deep-soul passion. He has appeared on jazz and

$18 – $71

Columbus Youth Jazz Lab Final Performance

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

For eight weeks, middle and high school students across central Ohio have met to develop their skills as a jazz musician in our Columbus Youth Jazz Lab (CYJL) program. Many of these students joined us in the fall semester as well, showing their dedication to the art of jazz music. The CYJL works to expand each students’ abilities in jazz

The Ellis Marsalis Trio

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Ellis Marsalis, NEA Jazz Master and pianist, educator and patriarch of the first family of New Orleans jazz, brings his trio to the intimate Lincoln Theatre for one performance only as part of the Jazz Arts Group’s new Jazz at the Lincoln Theatre concert series.  Don't miss your chance to see this legendary pianist in a rare concert appearance. Read Ellis Marsalis

$21.50

Swing Sunday

Clintonville Woman's Club 3951 North High Street, Columbus

The Columbus Youth Jazz program returns to the Clintonville Woman's Club for its annual "Swing Sunday" event, showcasing the four distinct ensembles consisting of the finest student musicians in Central Ohio! - Columbus Youth Jazz Workshop (Zach Compston, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Studio (Matt James, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Ensemble (Ryan Hamilton, director) - Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra

PBJ & Jazz with Maggie Green Quintet

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting. PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

4th Floor Live: Brandon Coleman’s Fourth Kind

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

A new incarnation of his previous projects, Brandon Coleman's Fourth Kind is a modern jazz group focused on interplay, texture, and adventure.  Drawing upon themes from science fiction, late-night AM radio, and personal stories, Fourth Kind plays a repertoire of prog-infused jazz that showcases not only the individuals' musical abilities, but the ability of the group as a whole to shift gears at a

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Offstage at the Academy with Benny Benack III and Lena Seikaly

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join us and be a part of our discussion with the guest artists from Unforgettable Love Songs of Nat King Cole and Others. Offstage at the Jazz Academy this February will feature phenomenal jazz artists, Benny Benack III and Lena Seikaly. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and

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Unforgettable: Love Songs of Nat King Cole & Others

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

Featuring Benny Benack III & Lena Seikaly The CJO provides the romantic soundtrack to the Valentine’s Day weekend with Unforgettable: Love Songs of Nat King Cole & Others, celebrating the centenary of jazz legend Nat King Cole, and featuring two fresh-faced rising stars on the jazz scene, trumpeter-vocalist Benny Benack III, and vocalist Lena Seikaly, an audience favorite at last summer’s

$18 – $71

4th Floor Live: Blastozoa

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Blastozoa is a new contemporary trio, putting a different take on old soul, funk, R&B, and rock tunes. Everything from Al Green, Jeff Beck, D'Angelo and many others, this group will be discussing how to create an accessible and fun atmosphere for an audience, while staying true to the music. Join us for live music and in depth discussion at

Songs & Sounds of the Harlem Renaissance

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

The Jazz Arts Group joins in the year-long, city-wide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with a reboot of its sold-out, “Ladies Sing the Blues: Songs & Sounds of the Harlem Renaissance,” from the 2016-2017 season. Only this time it’s not just “ladies” singing. We’re expanding the list of classic songs on offer, and the roster of

$21.50

PBJ & Jazz with Anthony Stanco Ensemble

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting.PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

PBJ & Jazz: Songs of the Season with Dave Powers and Friends

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting.PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

Columbus Youth Jazz Winter Performance

Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center 546 Jack Gibbs Boulevard, Columbus, OH

Our nationally renowned Columbus Youth Jazz (CYJ) program culminates its fall semester in a performance at Fort Hayes High School featuring our four large ensembles. Come see the CYJ Workshop, Ensemble, Studio, and Orchestra showcase the repertoire they have been developing this semester and their skills in improvisation and jazz style. This two hour performance is free and open to

4th Floor Live: Thelonious Monk Tribute

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join us December 6th to celebrate the world-class artistry of our local jazz community through a tribute to Thelonious Monk! The Danny Bauer and Zakk Jones Quintet will be bringing the individualistic and unique voice of Monk to the Jazz Academy. Join us for live music and in depth discussion about the music and life of Thelonious Monk. About the

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Offstage at the Academy with Niki Haris

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Niki Haris will be at the Jazz Academy to answer all your questions on Saturday, December 1, at 2 PM. Be sure to join us for Offstage to be blown away by the talent and charisma that she brings to the stage with the CJO. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern

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Home for the Holidays

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

Featuring Niki Haris The CJO heats up the yuletide season with the annual Home for the Holidays concerts, this season featuring vocalist Niki Haris, daughter of soul-jazz piano great, Gene Harris. While Niki excels at jazz, blues and gospel, and is in high demand at jazz clubs and festivals, it was on the international pop music scene where she first

$18 – $71

Columbus Youth Jazz Lab Final Performance

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

For eight weeks, middle and high school students across central Ohio have met to develop their skills as a jazz musician in our Columbus Youth Jazz Lab (CYJL) program. The CYJL works to expand each students’ abilities in jazz style, improvisation and overall technique through a combo-based curriculum. Join us at 2 PM for the CYJL final performance and witness

PBJ & Jazz with Safety Squad

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

PBJ & Jazz concerts feature some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles in a family-friendly setting.PBJ and Jazz artists are known for their ability to captivate audiences of all ages, making the series a cornerstone of Jazz Arts Group’s Jazz Academy programming. Parents love this program because “the musicians extremely family friendly,” as reported by a mom this past season. “We loved the approachability

One Night Only

The Bluestone 583 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH

One Night Only is Jazz Arts Group's annual fundraiser.  This year it will take place at The Bluestone located at 583 E. Broad Street.  Guests will be treated to appetizers, buffet meal, and a concert featuring Sean Carney and Omar Coleman.  Special appearances by Bobby Floyd and Byron Stripling. Join us November 2nd for One Night Only, Jazz Arts Group's

Offstage at the Academy: Maurice Hines, Leo Manzari, John Manzari

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join us at the Jazz Academy on Saturday, October 20th, at 2 PM for a chance to share your thoughts and ask questions with our guest artists from the Fascinating Rhythm show; Maurice Hines, Leo Manzari, and John Manzari. Offstage is a chance to engage the outstanding guest artists you saw in the Southern Theatre in a fun, casual, and open environment.

Fascinating Rhythm featuring Maurice Hines with John and Leo Manzari

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

Featuring Maurice Hines with John and Leo Manzari The Columbus Jazz Orchestra's Swingin’ with the CJO concert series kicks off with a high energy, tour-de-force evening of hot jazz and tap featuring Tony Award-nominee Maurice Hines and the dynamic, rapid-fire tap dancing duo of John and Leo Manzari. Maurice Hines and the Manzari Brothers join Byron Stripling and the 16-piece Columbus Jazz Orchestra for

$18.50 – $71.50

Harrison West Jazz Stage – New Basics Brass Band

Harrison Park Gazebo 575 West 1st Avenue, Columbus, OH

Join us for New Basics Brass Band September 30!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over the

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Harrison West Jazz Stage – Shawn “Thunder” Wallace Quartet

Harrison Park Gazebo 575 West 1st Avenue, Columbus, OH

Join us for the Shawn "Thunder" Wallace Quartet September 23!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over

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Tenor Titans of the Capital City

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Celebrating the lives and legacies of legendary tenor saxophonists Rusty Bryant, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Gene Walker, the concert will include a world premiere work composed by Columbus Jazz Orchestra principal arranger and saxophonist, Chad Eby, and feature a roster of top area saxophonists and instrumentalists. It’s especially fitting that the event takes place at the historic Lincoln Theatre where

$21.50

Harrison West Jazz Stage – Flippo!

Harrison Park Gazebo 575 West 1st Avenue, Columbus, OH

Join us for Flippo September 16!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over the four concert series.

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Tenor Titans Listening Party

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

The musical contributions of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Rusty Bryant and Gene Walker are on display at the Jazz Academy! Ahead of the September “Tenor Titans of the Capital City” performance at the Lincoln Theatre, we dive into the legendary musical personalities of three “Tenor Titans” who have left an undeniable impression on the Columbus musical community. Join us as we

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Harrison West Jazz Stage – Birdshack

Harrison Park Gazebo 575 West 1st Avenue, Columbus, OH

Join us for Birdshack September 9!   The Harrison West Jazz Stage returns for its sixth season September 9 – September 30 at the Harrison Park Gazebo. Presented by Jazz Arts Group in partnership with Harrison West Society, this series of FREE concerts features local jazz musicians and showcases a wide range of jazz styles over the four concert series.

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Classic Soul & Pop Hits

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 9990 Riverside Drive,, Powell

Vocal powerhouse and former “Sounds of Blackness” lead singer, Quan Howell, and Columbus’s favorite singer-pianist, Dave Powers, perform the songs of Billy Joel, Elton John, Al Green, and more in this final concert of the CJO’s 2018 JazZoo concert series.

$35

Sinatra & Friends

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 9990 Riverside Drive,, Powell

Guest vocalists, Phil Clark and Helen Welch, sing and the CJO swings the classic tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra and his contemporaries.

$35

The Best of Bobby Floyd

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 9990 Riverside Drive,, Powell

Vocalist Carmen Bradford opens the Great American Songbook to reveal timeless classics, plus heartfelt pop and soul favorites in this JazZoo 2018 opening night concert.

$35

Swingin’ & Singin’ the American Songbook

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 9990 Riverside Drive,, Powell

Vocalist Carmen Bradford opens the Great American Songbook to reveal timeless classics, plus heartfelt pop and soul favorites in this JazZoo 2018 opening night concert.

$35
Recurring Event Columbus Community Jazz Band

Columbus Community Jazz Band

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led By:                        Pete Mills Dates/Times:           Thursdays, July 12th through August 9th, 7pm-9pm Final Performance at JazZoo – August 10th Fee:                             $100 for new members, $75 for returning members Register by:             Friday, July 5th, 2018 For instrumentalists with fundamental experience on Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass or Drum

$75 – $100

Offstage at the Academy with Nicole Henry & Michael Lynche

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists Nicole Henry and Michael Lynche for a casual and engaging conversation with you – the audience! “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a FREE behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique lives and music of our guest artists – adding a new perspective to being an audience member. You will have the opportunity to hear music and insights

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Recurring Event Famous Jazz Recordings

Famous Jazz Recordings

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led by: Vaughn Wiester Dates: Thursdays, April 5th thru April 26th Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Jazz Academy Fee: FREESpend some time with a handful of Vaughn's favorite jazz records. We'll examine jazz performances from perspectives narrow and wide. We'll look at elements such as form and style while taking note of what's inside or outside the "common

Free

Legends of Rhythm & Blues: From Sam Cooke to Stevie Wonder & Beyond

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

Featuring Nicole Henry & Michael Lynche Chart-topping jazz vocalist, Nicole Henry, and American Idol finalist, Michael Lynche, lend vocal fireworks to concerts that get to the very heart and soul of rhythm and blues. Tickets on sale now at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 East State Street, Columbus), by phone at (614) 469-0939 or at www.ticketmaster.com.

$18 – $71

Spotlight on Free Jazz: The Breakdown of Convention

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led by: Alex Burgoyne and his band Date: April 23rd Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fee: Free to the publicJoin Alex Burgoyne and his band for a look at a few of the major contributors to the free jazz movement. We'll discuss some of the ​musical techniques of the free jazz movement, as well as the performance practice​,​ communication​, ​improvisational​,

Jazz Academy Jam Session

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led By: Zach Compston and JAG Teaching Artists Date: Sunday, April 22nd Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Location: Jazz AcademyThe jam session is a long standing tradition for jazz musicians who want to hone their skills with a live band. Join us at the Jazz Academy for a jam session led by JAG artists! Open to all ages and ability

Jazz Composers Celebration

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Moderated by: Zach Compston Date: Monday, April 16 Time: 7-9pm Fee: Free to composers and audience membersFrom swing and bebop to funk and hip-hop, today’s jazz composers draw from a wider array of influences than ever before to create captivating music. On April 16th, JAG celebrates the original compositions of musicians from the Columbus jazz scene. Participants will have an opportunity

Terell Stafford Quintet

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Trumpeter-composer, Terell Stafford brings his top flight quintet to the Lincoln Theatre for one performance only Thursday, April 12th, presented by the Jazz Arts Group in collaboration with the King Arts Complex. Stafford is renowned in the jazz world, and has garnered numerous award nominations and accolades for his work as an outstanding performer, educator and leader. Stafford is Director

$26.50

Watu Utungo: A Musical Conversation on Jazz and Civil Rights

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Led by: James Gaiters and Watu Utungo, with special guests Date: Monday, April 9th Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Fee: Free to the publicJazz has long served as a vehicle for creativity, personal expression and the quest for social and political justice. Watu Utungo, led by renowned Columbus-area drummer James Gaiters, will perform in an intimate setting at the Jazz

PBJ & Jazz – New Basics Brass Band

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Saturday, March 24, 2018 Two Shows: 10:00 am & 11:30am PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are a great introduction to live music for all ages. PBJ & Jazz concerts are $5 per person

$5

Offstage at the Academy with Herlin Riley & Vaughn Wiester

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists Herlin Riley and Vaughn Wiester for a casual and engaging conversation with you – the audience! “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a FREE behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique lives and music of our guest artists – adding a new perspective to being an audience member. You will have the opportunity to hear music and insights

Free

New Orleans One Mo’ Time

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

Featuring Herlin Riley & Vaughn Weister We listened when you said you loved our New Orleans show last season.  So we’re coming back with New Orleans One Mo’ Time featuring critically-acclaimed New Orleans drummer, Herlin Riley, and Columbus’ own New Orleans/Dixieland trombone master, Vaughn Weister. Tickets on sale now at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 East State Street, Columbus), by

$18 – $71

2018 Columbus City Schools Jazz Fest

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

February 24, 2018 | 9:00am - 4:30pm Lincoln Theatre Complex: 769 E. Long St. Columbus, OH 43203 The 2018 CCS JazzFest will be held at the Lincoln Theatre Complex on February 24. This year's event will feature school performances, special guest performances and instruction from renowned Jazz Arts Group teaching artists. Come listen to the amazing talent of the jazz

Free

Offstage at the Academy with Roberta Gambarini & Jeff Hamilton

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists Roberta Gambarini and Jeff Hamilton for a casual and engaging conversation with you – the audience! “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a FREE behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique lives and music of our guest artists – adding a new perspective to being an audience member. You will have the opportunity to hear music and insights

Free

100 Years of Buddy Rich & Dizzy Gillespie

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

Featuring Roberta Gambarini & Jeff Hamilton Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and drummer Buddy Rich pushed the limits of jazz and their instruments with the force of their personalities, virtuosity of their playing and clear visionary ideas.  We celebrate their legacy with concerts featuring two-time Grammy®-nominated Italian vocalist, Roberta Gambarini, recently featured on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Spring Gala, and jazz drummer extraordinaire,

$18 – $71

PBJ & Jazz – Kelly McLennan

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Saturday, February 3, 2018                 Two Shows: 10:00 am & 11:30am PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are a great introduction to live music for all ages.

$5

The Becca Stevens Band

Shadowbox Live 503 South Front Street, Columbus, OH

Becca Stevens combines elements of classical, pop, folk and world music with traditional Appalachian and jazz to create songs the New York Times calls “impressively absorbing.”  Snarky Puppy, Esperanza Spalding, Brad Mehldau and David Crosby are among her fans and recent collaborators. Discover her for yourself in this intimate performance. For your convenience tickets for the Becca Stevens Band at

$25

PBJ & Jazz – Ohio Jaztet

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Saturday, January 13, 2018                 Two Shows: 10:00 am & 11:30am PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are a great introduction to live music for all ages.

$5

Swingin’ In the New Year with Byron Stripling

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

World renowned jazz trumpeter, band leader and Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director, Byron Stripling, trumpets jazzy, joyous refrains in his year-end party at the Lincoln Theatre.  The Byron Stripling quartet features the always amazing Bobby Floyd on piano and the Hammond B3, Larry Cook on bass, and Richard Thompson on drums.  Joining in this year’s revelry is special guest vocalist

$26.5

PBJ & Jazz – Tony Monaco Trio: “Songs of the Season”

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Saturday, December 16, 2017                 Two Shows: 10:00 am & 11:30am PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are a great introduction to live music for all ages.

$5

Offstage at the Academy with Peggy Kriha Dye & David Pruyn

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists Peggy Kriha Dye and David Pruyn for a casual and engaging conversation with you – the audience! “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a FREE behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique lives and music of our guest artists – adding a new perspective to being an audience member. You will have the opportunity to hear

Free

Home for the Holidays

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

Featuring Peggy Kriha Dye & David Pruyn We jazz up your holiday season with our annual Home for the Holidays concerts November 29 – December 3 with singer/drummer, David Pruyn, and internationally acclaimed soprano and Opera Columbus Artistic Director, Peggy Kriha Dye, performing seasonal favorites and jazz standards as only the CJO can. Tickets on sale now at the CBUSArts

$18 – $71

PBJ & Jazz – Rachel Sepulveda

Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Saturday, November 18, 2017                 Two Shows: 10:00 am & 11:30am PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are a great introduction to live music for all ages.

$5

One Night Only

The Bluestone 583 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH

One Night Only is Jazz Arts Group’s annual fundraiser and hosts 250-300 attendees. This year the event will be held on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at The Bluestone – 583 E. Broad Street, Columbus, 43215.  One Night Only aims to highlight the contributions of Jazz Arts Group to the vibrant arts community of Columbus, Ohio and to raise funds to continue in our mission: Dedicated

$150

Offstage at the Academy with John Clayton & Micah Thomas

Jazz Academy 769 E. Long St,, Columbus, OH

Join our Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists John Clayton and Micah Thomas for a casual and engaging conversation with you – the audience! “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a FREE behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique lives and music of our guest artists – adding a new perspective to being an audience member. You will have the opportunity to

Free

A Columbus Jazz Orchestra 45th Anniversary Extravaganza!

Southern Theatre 21 E. Main Street,, Columbus, OH

Featuring John Clayton, Joshua Redman & Micah Thomas The 2017-2018 season opens October 12 – 15 with A CJO 45th Anniversary Extravaganza! featuring one of the greatest saxophonists of this generation, Joshua Redman.  The program also includes the world premiere of a new work by the great jazz bassist/composer/bandleader, John Clayton, starring Columbus native and piano wunderkind, Micah Thomas, and

$18 – $71

Harrison West Jazz Stage – Brasileira

Harrison Park Gazebo 575 West 1st Avenue, Columbus, OH

Brasileira is a group that was started by Kelly Crum Delaveris and Vaughn Wiester in 1996. It features Brazilian songs, and most are sung in Portuguese. Many of the songs are from the MPB/Tropicalia era of Brazilian music, with a heavy emphasis on the compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim. The event is child-friendly with an accompanying playground within the park. Musicologie, a

Free

Rhythm Future Quartet

Copious-Notes 520 South High Street, Columbus

The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet, keeps the Gypsy jazz spirit alive and expanding with its dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions drawn from diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound influenced by the classic Hot Club of France,

$20